Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?

24 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2017

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Kamiar Mohaddes

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School; University of Cambridge - King's College, Cambridge

Mehdi Raissi

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department

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Date Written: February 2, 2017

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of commodity terms of trade (CToT) volatility on economic growth (and its sources) in a sample of 69 commodity-dependent countries, and assesses the role of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and quality of institutions in their long-term growth performance. Using annual data over the period 1981-2014, we employ the Cross-Sectionally augmented Autoregressive Distributive Lag (CS-ARDL) methodology for estimation to account for cross-country heterogeneity, cross-sectional dependence, and feedback effects. We find that while CToT volatility exerts a negative impact on economic growth (operating through lower accumulation of physical capital and lower TFP), the average impact is dampened if a country has a SWF and better institutional quality (hence a more stable government expenditure).

Keywords: Economic Growth, Commodity Prices, Volatility, Sovereign Wealth Funds

JEL Classification: C23, E32, F43, O13, O40

Suggested Citation

Mohaddes, Kamiar and Raissi, Mehdi, Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility? (February 2, 2017). CAMA Working Paper No. 11/2017 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2914670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2914670

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